More thoughts on Carmindy....
The Carmindy collection is impressive and a great addition to drugstore counters. The quality rivals high end brands. One of those high end brands is La Mer.
I have been fairly loyal to La Mer's foundation for several years now.
The price has slowly climbed to $85.
This is a wince-worthy price tag.
Carmindy is a less expensive alternative.
Both foundations provide exceptional coverage and blend like a dream. Neither of these would work well for the sheer coverage lovers or most oily skin sufferers.
*Price is currently $85
*It can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue
*Contains SPF 15
*Exceptional coverage skills
*Exceptional moisturizing skills. It is chock full of La Mer science.
*Layers well with most facial powders and blush.
*Packaging is an attractive glass pump. The pump is easy to control but does need maintenance after every use.
*Color range can be improved. I have found a great match with 02 Naturale. *The pigment in this foundation is first rate. Just one drop covers the entire face.
*La Mer does not have a concealer to go with the foundation. It is rumored to be released in 2009.
La Mer does produce an exceptional powder. It is the finest I have ever tried.
*It is priced at $12
*Distribution is strangely limited. It has only been found at various CVS stores and most Ultas.
*Titanium dioxide is an ingredient
*Exceptional coverage skills. It looks amazing on.
*Average moisturizing formula. I prefer La Mer's moisture skills.
*I do not think Carmindy layers well with powders. I have used La Mer powder and Caron with no success. It looks better alone.
*Packaging is similar to La Mer but the pump offers less control. It pumps out more foundation than La Mer. However it is easier to keep clean. The foundation does not collect at the nozzle.
*Color range is limited yet I have found a great match with Ecru Beige. It looks so light in the pump yet it works.
*Carmindy has matching powders and concealers.
Carmindy will be a welcome relief to my wallet yet I can never be without La Mer. The La Mer addiction is hard to kick.
It is just nice that I finally have a drugstore alternative.
Tell us your thoughts on the Carmindy line and where you have spotted it.
Credit: Blogdorf Goodman
Disclosure: I purchased this product at my local drugstore.